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Also Known As: Died: November 24, 1995
Born: June 22, 1916 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, teacher, stage manager, director

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Frank Craven was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Craven began his acting career with roles in such films as the Janet Gaynor drama "State Fair" (1933), "City Limits" (1934) and the James Cagney dramatic comedy "He Was Her Man" (1934). He also appeared in the romantic comedy "Vagabond Lady" (1935) with Robert Young. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in the romance "Small Town Girl" (1936) with Janet Gaynor, "Penrod and Sam" (1937) and "You're Only Young Once" (1938). He also appeared in the Billy Mauch adventure "Penrod and His Twin Brother" (1938). In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in the Bette Davis drama "In This Our Life" (1942), "Pittsburgh" (1942) with Marlene Dietrich and the drama "Keeper of the Flame" (1942) with Spencer Tracy. He also appeared in the comedy "Dangerous Blondes" (1943) with Allyn Joslyn and "Son of Dracula" (1943) with Robert Paige. Craven was most recently credited in the horror flick "Anguish" (1988) with Zelda Rubinstein. Craven passed away in September 1945 at the age of 70.

Frank Craven was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Craven began his acting career with roles in such films as the Janet Gaynor drama "State Fair" (1933), "City Limits" (1934) and the James Cagney dramatic comedy "He Was Her Man" (1934). He also appeared in the romantic comedy "Vagabond Lady" (1935) with Robert Young. He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in the romance "Small Town Girl" (1936) with Janet Gaynor, "Penrod and Sam" (1937) and "You're Only Young Once" (1938). He also appeared in the Billy Mauch adventure "Penrod and His Twin Brother" (1938). In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in the Bette Davis drama "In This Our Life" (1942), "Pittsburgh" (1942) with Marlene Dietrich and the drama "Keeper of the Flame" (1942) with Spencer Tracy. He also appeared in the comedy "Dangerous Blondes" (1943) with Allyn Joslyn and "Son of Dracula" (1943) with Robert Paige. Craven was most recently credited in the horror flick "Anguish" (1988) with Zelda Rubinstein. Craven passed away in September 1945 at the age of 70.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 The Wild Scene (1970) Morton
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 Let's Make Love (1960) Comstock
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 Ocean's Eleven (1960) Cashier
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 Revolt in the Big House (1958) Guard
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 Battle Stations (1956) Cmdr. James Matthews
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 Navy Wife (1956) Dr. Carter
10.
 Friendly Persuasion (1956) Band leader
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1938:
Made Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning production "Our Town" acting alongside his father, Frank Craven
1941:
Entertained troops for the U.S.O. while stationed in Naples, Italy
1941:
Shared the stage again with his father in the production "Village Green"

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wife:
Dorothy Craven.

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father:
Frank Craven. Actor, playwright.
daughter:
Patricia Craven.
son:
Michael Craven.

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